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Welcome to the Church of Saint Mary Syderstone

Summer dawn at Syderstone © Jon Bunting

Saint Mary's is the parish church for the communities of Syderstone, Barmer, Blenheim Park and Wicken Green Village. Click here for How to Find Us.
The church is open every day of the year during daylight hours and vistors are always welcome. We've recently erected large signs on the Docking Road to make the church easier to find.
A historic round tower church of Norman origins in its present form, people have been coming to worship, meet together, celebrate Christmas, Lent, Easter and Harvest, be married, unite at christenings, and pay respect to family and friends at funerals, for around thirty generations.

Services at St Mary's

1st Sunday in month 11.00am Eucharist (Rector)

2nd Sunday in month 11.00am Morning Worship (Worship Assistant)

3rd Sunday in month 11.00am Eucharist (Rector)

4th Sunday in month 6.00pm Praise Service (Rector)

5th Sunday in month 11.00am Eucharist (Rector)


For occasional variations in the pattern of services, see the Calendar to the right.

Thinking Anglicans

  • Opinion - 19 August 2017
    Mark Woods Christian Today Does your church need a mission statement? Why you’re better off without one Julian Francis Church Times Facing uncomfortable truths about race Ruth Harley … because God is love “Jesus isn’t white” – 5 ways to...
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    Earlier reports here and then here. Bishop John Taylor, the Coadjutor Bishop of Los Angeles, has published this: A Letter to the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. Episcopal News Service explains: Los Angeles bishop coadjutor says disputed St. James property...
  • New Zealand marriage blessing proposals
    The Church Times this week carries a report on New Zealand: Priests could be authorised to offer same-sex blessings in New Zealand Here are some links from New Zealand that contain more information: AnglicanTaonga New way forward? Report out now...

Daily Bible Verse

  • Tue, 22 August
    Jesus said: Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother. (Matthew 12:46-50)

Diocese News

  • New Readers to be licensed – could it be you too?
    Seven new readers will be licenced at Readers Day on 2 September at Norwich Cathedral. Each has their own story of how they have felt called to serve in this way and their own unique gifting and character to bring to this form of ministry. Reader ministry has been in existence for 151 years, and Readers (sometimes called ‘Licensed Lay Ministers’) are a mainstay of the Church of England.

Statement of Inclusivity

Syderstone Parochial Church Council, which has the care of the parishioners of Barmer, Blenheim Park, Syderstone and Wicken Green, fully supports and accepts the ordination of both men and women as deacons, priests and bishops in the Church of England and in the wider Anglican Communion. As God welcomes us we welcome everyone to the family of our churches regardless of their age, physical ability, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality.